Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
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University of California, Irvine
OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance

Status Score Responsible Party
2.06 / 5.00 Richard Demerjian
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Environmental Planning and Sustainability
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Total floor area of building space:
11,064,125 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified at each level under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings used by an Established Green Building Council:
Certified Floor Area
LEED O+M Platinum or the highest achievable level under another GBC rating system 0 Square Feet
LEED O+M Gold or the 2nd highest level under another 4- or 5-tier GBC rating system 74,090 Square Feet
Certified at mid-level under a 3- or 5-tier GBC rating system (e.g. BREEAM-In Use, CASBEE for Existing Buildings, DGNB, Green Star Performance) 0 Square Feet
LEED O+M Silver or at a step above minimum level under another 4 -or 5–tier GBC rating system 341,586 Square Feet
LEED O+M Certified or certified at minimum level under another GBC rating system 239,434 Square Feet

Floor area of building space that is certified under a non-GBC rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings, e.g. BOMA BESt, Green Globes CIEB:
0 Square Feet

Percentage of building space certified under a green building rating system for the operations and maintenance of existing buildings:
5.92

A brief description of the green building rating system(s) used and/or a list or sample of certified buildings and ratings:

UC Irvine has seven buildings certified by the US Green Building Council LEED EB:OM program. Humanities Instructional Building (Gold), Croul Hall, Hewitt Hall, Natural Sciences II, Social Ecology (Silver), and Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility, Reines Hall (Certified). For more information about UC Irvine's green building program and a list of certified buildings please visit: http://sustainability.uci.edu/sustainablecampus/green-buildings/


Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a published indoor air quality (IAQ) management policy or protocol? (0-100):
100

A copy of the IAQ management policy or protocol:
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The website URL where the IAQ policy/protocol may be found:
Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a published green cleaning policy, program or contract ? (0-100):
100

A copy or the green cleaning policy:
A brief description of how green cleaning is incorporated into cleaning contracts:
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Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with an energy management or benchmarking program? (0-100):
100

A brief description of the energy management or benchmarking program:

UC Irvine facilities maintained space utilizes SkySpark and MelRok© EnergiStream power management software to track real-time power quality and reliability, allowing staff to respond quickly to alarms to avoid critical situations. This allows Facilities Management staff to work closely with the UC Irvine research community to evaluate historical energy data to discover trends, waste, and potential targets for improvement. It also allows Facilities Management to more accurately allocate costs to buildings, departments, and even processes. The University sub-meters at the main switch board level and trends each of these a 1 minute interval data. Currently UCI is metering over 1600 electrical points and another 400 hydronic and compressed air points.

100% of the space on campus is covered with some form of energy metering with various levels of sub-metering taking place where complex space has more substantial loads.

Student affairs uses EPA portfolio manager to track and monitor energy usage.


Of the institution's uncertified building space, what percentage of floor area is maintained in accordance with a water management or benchmarking program? (0-100):
100

A brief description of the water management or benchmarking program:

A number of buildings on campus are monitored separately giving maintenance staff the ability to identify leaks or overuse on a daily basis. Water usage data for the entire campus is collected monthly and analyzed by facilities management staff to identify issues or usage changes.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Sustainable Building Operations & Maintenance Program establishes goals for the management and monitoring of building energy use, water efficiency, purchasing of environmentally preferable materials, integrated pest management, and indoor environmental air quality.

Student Housing's recently updated Green Cleaning Program can be found at:
https://housing.uci.edu/sustainability/docs/Green%20Cleaning%20Policy%20-%20Housing%203-21-18.pdf

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